Jamie Carragher Could Face Prison Time Over Spitting Incident

  • Jamie Carragher Could Face Prison Time Over Spitting Incident

Jamie Carragher Could Face Prison Time Over Spitting Incident

TV pundit and former Liverpool and England defender Jamie Carragher blamed a "moment of madness" after he was caught on camera spitting towards a 14-year-old girl in a moving vehicle.

Her father has told the Mirror newspaper that the former Liverpool defender had personally apologised and shown genuine remorse.

The £1m-a-year pundit spat at the teen and her dad while driving his Range Rover following Liverpool's 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday.

Carragher was suspended from his duties as a Sky Sports pundit after the incident, the broadcaster announced, saying that his actions were "well below the standards we expect of our people".

"I didn't to be honest (see the girl), she was leant back". I've let Sky Sports down, my family and the family involved. "I'd like to apologise once more to them all".

Vinnie Jones has described Jamie Carragher's actions as "filth" and said that "if someone spat at my daughter, I'd be after them". No matter what the circumstances you can't ever behave like that.

"Watching those clips back, it feels nearly like an out-of-body thing", he said on Sky News.

"I would hope five seconds of madness will not take over everything of what I've done - I don't feel like that's a real representation of me".

The fallout from Jamie Carragher's "moment of madness" continues.

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"It is my biggest regret of course, but all I can do right now is apologise".

The incident took place near Manchester United's Old Trafford ground after Carragher watched his former side Liverpool lose 2-1 on Saturday.

"I've heard from a mate that they were just having a laugh and that happened - then, as soon as the camera stopped, his daughter broke down completely".

"He's massively passionate about football and he's overstepped the mark and shouldn't have reacted".

Yesterday Neville also added his voice of support, admitting although he "overstepped the mark", "in my humble opinion this isolated incident shouldn't stop us working together".